Home Nursing Care Agency Joins Effort to Build Healthier Communities

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Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey, a leader in Home Nursing Care, announces Founding Membership in the North Jersey Health Collaborative to help build and strengthen healthier communities.

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“Community health has driven our organization since its inception,” said Faith F. Scott, FACHE, President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey.

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) has served the home health care needs of patients in Morris County since 1898. Today, VNA’s service area has expanded to include Hunterdon County and VNA has become one of New Jersey’s most recognized leaders and innovators in the field of home health care. Appreciating the importance of combining the knowledge and expertise of public health and community organizations with the clinical expertise of health care institutions, VNA chose to become a founding member of the North Jersey Health Collaborative (NJHC).

The mission of the NJHC, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, is to “coordinate efforts and resources of public health, health care and other organizations to maximize our impact on the health status of our communities and minimize avoidable illness, injury and hospitalization”. Members of the NJHC share the belief that by using their collective resources and expertise, the health of northern New Jersey’s residents will be positively impacted.

In order to make resources and information regarding the health trends of northern New Jersey residents easily accessible, the North Jersey Health Collaborative established North Jersey Health Matters, http://www.njhealthmatters.org. This online resource provides tools for extracting, comparing and utilizing health data, which help to build and strengthen communities.

“Community health has driven our organization since its inception,” said Faith F. Scott, FACHE, President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey. “We are always striving to improve the health of the community we serve which is why VNA chose to become a founding member of the NJHC. The North Jersey Health Collaborative uses the power of the Web to make more health information available and accessible to all northern New Jersey residents.”

About Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey:
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization with a distinguished 116-year tradition of service. VNA provides home health care services in Morris and Hunterdon counties, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, certified home health aides, hospice care, caregiver support programs, private care solutions and Friendship House, a social adult day care center. More information is available at http://www.vnannj.org or by calling 1-800-WE VISIT (1-800-938-4748).

About the North Jersey Health Collaborative:
The North Jersey Health Collaborative (NJHC) is a charitable not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation with a mission to coordinate the efforts and resources of public health, healthcare and other organizations to maximize impact on the health status of communities and minimize avoidable illness, injury and hospitalization. The NJHC is member supported, regional in scope and local in implementation. Currently, the North Jersey Health Collaborative has member support in Morris County and Union County. New member opportunities are available in all northern New Jersey counties. The NJHC addresses community health issues and challenges by helping to coordinate efforts and share resources with the community. More information is available at http://www.njhealthmatters.org.

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